Is balance an issue for you?
Have you fallen or are you afraid you might fall?
Is your fear of falling limiting your ability to live an active, full life?
This course will help you understand what's involved in improving your balance and show you exercises that will help you develop the core engagement, strength, and flexibility you'll need to improve your balance. You'll feel more confident and will be able to calmly enjoy your life without fear of falling.
I've been working with people 55 and over for more than a decade. Many of my clients are concerned that their balance isn't as good as it used to be. Balance, like your other senses, can lose acuity over time, but unlike vision or hearing, it CAN be improved through practice.
My background in dance, yoga, strength training, and exercise for brain health has given me a unique and deep understanding of movement and, particularly, how to train for better balance.
This class will help you understand the basic processes involved in balance.
- What does "core engagement" even mean?
- What the heck is proprioception?
- Why is my balance OK one day and terrible the next?
- Do I need to be stronger or more flexible?
And, you will learn exercises designed to challenge your brain and body in order to improve your balance!
Remember that balance is just the beginning. If you find yourself restricting your activities because of your balance issues, that will have long-ranging effects. It is so very important to stay active as we age - for your mental health as much as for your physical health.
Diane, a personal training client of mine, says:
“Susan sets the bar high enough that I feel challenged but not so high that I give up. I have become much more physically fit. My increased flexibility, endurance and balance allow me to play with my grandchildren and safely negotiate yard and household tasks."